Well I have to say that yesterday was the best day I had in a long time. The dogs were awesome (minus the little incident between Moose and Essie). I got everyone’s nails trimmed and they were all very good while we were gone. I also did some coloring while I was waiting for Chris to get up.
Chris and I had a grand time out and about for a few hours. I put on my U of M shirt before we headed out the door. We ended up downtown Traverse just wandering. I had a hankering for a big messy burger so we ended up at Mackinaw Brew Pub. The goal was to find a restaurant that did not have a tv. I tend to get very vocal when watching a sports game I care about. It had been a while since we had been to the pub. The last time we were there they did not have tvs. Weeellllll they had gotten some. So when we walked in I was immediately scoped out to see which team I was rooting for. I passed muster. I got a nod from each of the patrons at the bar and they turned back to the game. We got seated in the far back where it was quiet. (Yes there was a tv and yes I was facing it.)
When I saw the score I was not happy. We were losing. But as we chatted and I watched the game unfold we scored and pulled ahead. I yelled and did numerous fist pumps with Chris openly laughing at me. I also pulled out my phone and played the U of M fight song. The meal went swimmingly. Chris offered to stay for the second half of the game but I said no. We stayed long enough to watch them score again (again more yelling from myself (the other end of the pub/restaurant was vocal as well) and I suggested that we get while the getting was good.
We checked the parking meter and we still had 25 minutes so off we went for more adventure. In and out of shops ooooing and aaahhhhing as we went. We found a fabulous candy store (just like those old school penny candy store of yesteryear). Hundreds of sodas and such lined the walls. Tons of different candies to chose from. Awesome tin signs to read along the walls. Fun little toys and do dads to get. We left with a six pack of sofa. My favorite is a rather huge bottle called Pirate Fizz Soda. It is Blackbeard Coconut Lime. It is soooooo good! Chris picked out an Agave based soda (sorry it’s all pop to me) and his fave sassparilla.
After that we headed to get groceries. Once we got going I’d check the score on the game and cackle gleefully (we were leaving them in the dust) and Chris would chuckle. I am always entertaining when I am having fun. Close to the end of the trip I checked the score one more time and a fellow Wolverine (this is our team mascot) said that it had been 34 to 10 in our favor the last time he looked. As I checked the final score I let out a happy yell and proceeded to ding our fight song. I informed everyone that we won 44 to 10.
We checked out and headed home. I had asked if Chris would get the kids some soup bones since they had been so good. He did. So when we got the groceries in I passed out bones and they were occupied for the next 2 hours. I rounded out the evening drinking one of my U of M beers that Chris got me and chatting with Mom. All in all a fabulous day. ❤️
I hope yours was just as awesome! Here’s to having another one today! Cheers!